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TWRP support for Sony Xperia Z2 – get ready to back up your info before flashing ROMs

TWRP support is now available for the Sony Xperia Z2. Most Android enthusiasts get to a point in life where their only desire is to mod their device, flash a custom ROM or tinker about, and they can’t do that safely without a custom recovery.  The Team Win Recovery Project (which is what TWRP means) is probably the best solution out there, and now it offers support to Sony’s Xperia Z2.

Sony Xperia Z2, source Prepayasyougo/ Flickr
Sony Xperia Z2, source Prepayasyougo/ Flickr

TWRP helps users back up their device so that any ROMs or ZIP files flashed will not render it unusable in the future. Considering the fact that novice devs and modders usually get into trouble, backing up everything on your smartphone or tablet before tinkering is the best and most recommended option.

The image file from TWRP can be flashed by using a fastbot and you will find more instructions on the devs page HERE!

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HTC One M8 gets TWRP and ClockWork Mod recovery

Team Win Recovery Project finally released an update for Verizon HTC One M8. The custom recovery is now available and it will require an unlocked bootloader, a tough love situation in the case of M8 from Verizon.

HTC One M8, source Karlis Dambrans/Flickr
HTC One M8, source Karlis Dambrans/Flickr

Be careful when you attempt to root your Verizon HTC One M8 as you may void the warranty, especially since you will be using tools such as WeakSauce M8 Root or Firewater S-Off. TWRP root can be installed via fastbot, ADB or through the GooManager App you can find on Android.

Those who prefer ClockWork Mod recovery can try this unofficial build that was recently made available.